Inner Child

July 26th, 2011

Inner Child - Grandpa

“This is my Grandpa. He took this photo as a self-portrait. I think he was trying to show his sense of humour and laugh a little.”

(submitted by Jacob)

66 Responses to “Inner Child”

  1. dgove says:

    Anyone notice the helmet is upside down?

  2. Data Odokpa says:

    This photo freakin rocks…I love pictures where people know how to have fun! I wish I could have this as a poster, as a reminder to not take life to seriously. He must be a fun grandpa. This pic is awesome not aweful!

  3. JoAnna says:

    This is incredibly fun and sweet! A great photo! – I could see my dad doing that lol.

  4. jane says:

    lovelovelove this!

  5. Julia says:

    Ok that is an awesome photo!

  6. Jacob says:

    This is not photo shopped but is taken by the man in the picture which is my Grandpa.. He is one funny guy. This picture won first place in his self portrait club.

  7. sg says:

    This looks photo-shopped to me. Grandpa looks like he is in a different light than background. Looks like a pic from a greeting card.

  8. wallacej14 says:

    Echoing a number of other posters–this is in no way awkward. Like many, many photos on this site, this is a picture of a person having fun, not someone with regretable fashion sense or an over-inflated sense of sexiness. Why mock this great gramps as “awkward” in any way? This reminds me of the photo somewhere on this site of an adorable little girl beaming while she holds her obviously beloved pet skunk. Simliarly lovely.

  9. Chris says:

    brilliant. Really

  10. Rebecca says:

    I think this photo is sweet!

  11. buffy says:

    Words simply cannot describe how AWESOME this photo is!!!

  12. Paul says:

    Well I am not able to read all of the comments, but I would like to add to the positive reactions and feedback with a subtle detail that greatly enhances how special this pic truly is. Grandpa’s helmet is on backwards. Way, way cool!

  13. Jacob says:

    This is my grandpa. He took this as a self portrait as an amateur photographer. I love the fact that he was willing to poke fun of himself and see the humour in his old age! An awesome man. I found it in the garbage when they were cleaning out his place to move him into a home with his wife of 68 years. I know he’d be tickled pink to have this photo up here and people enjoying it!!

  14. Laura says:

    Why is it that when I look at this picture the intro to “Black in Black” by AC\DC plays in my head? Maybe it’s because he’s so bad-ass…


  15. CB says:

    The subject and quality/look of the photo strike me as something I’d like to see as an inspirational/motivational poster. I think the person who posted this could make some money on this print!!

  16. Modine says:

    Oh how I wish we could see the video of the actual pedaling! I love this photo!

  17. Courtney says:

    This is so cute!!

  18. Cristen says:

    I would totally frame this picture if it were available for print! 😀

  19. Willow says:

    I’d swear that’s my ex-husband (#3). I can just see him doing that, too!

  20. AndrewT says:

    Hell’s Angels’ Tennessee chapter was a little different.

  21. steph says:

    I have to agree with everyone else…..this is the coolest grandpa ever… least I hope he is a grandpa because he sure would be fun to be around! You rock Tricycle man!

  22. Brian says:

    Like many others on here, I don’t think this really qualifies as awkward. I’m really glad it was posted, though! I’ll be happy if I’m even half that awesome when I’m his age!

  23. Frankie says:

    After months of planning grandpa broke out of the nursing home without a hitch.

  24. John says:

    He obviously took Tom Waits’ ‘I don’t wanna grow up’ video to heart.

  25. Katie L. says:

    Many photos on this site make me cringe. But this one makes me smile with joy!

  26. Justin says:

    Rupert’s really lost it since the attempted pie-ing.

  27. Alan says:

    Evel Knievel’s grandpa gathering speed as he attempts yet another tricycle jump over 50 busses.

  28. Manda says:

    I’m so jealous of this guy’s grandkids.

  29. mommajay says:

    I find myself really wishing this was my grandpa… lol… he is awesome, not awkward!

  30. Lori says:

    That’s actually much easier if you sit on the back step stand.

    And it’s none of your business how I know this.

    • Allison says:

      Hahaha! Experience makes you wise to the reason!

      I’d probably wind up toppling off a tricycle a la The Raincoat Person from “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.”

    • justme says:

      Yep…been there and you’re right! Love this pic, too.

  31. CarrieM says:

    In a world that seems to be going to hell, this old guy gives me energy to go on…

  32. Kootie says:

    this would make an awesome cover for a birthday card…

  33. GJO says:

    Looks like he’s been practising for a while from the state of his jeans! Love the reversed helmet look, definitely it for this summer!

  34. Theron says:

    NOTHING Awkward about this (unless it might Gramps feelings) – 100% AWESOME!!

  35. sarah says:

    yeah. this just became my most favorite photo ever.

  36. Dyan says:

    This makes me happy!

  37. ScoutC says:

    Love it! You go, Grandpa! My dad would have done something goofy like this with the grandkids when they were little.

  38. centavo71 says:

    Sorry guys, there is NOTHING awkward about this photo! You go Grandpa!

  39. Shaun says:

    For some reason this reminds me of “Waking Ned Devine.” Good thing this guy has clothes on though…

  40. Lauren says:

    This photo makes my heart so happy on SO many levels. I hope I’m that awesome when I’m his age.

    Best photo posted to-date.

  41. JennerA says:

    That’s not awkward, that’s AWESOME!

  42. Sunshine says:

    Love, love, love this pic!

  43. Noneya says:

    I love it! I hope to be like that when I’m older.

  44. Jen says:

    I love this photo SO MUCH.

  45. Kelly says:

    Wheeee! Love it! LOL

  46. Eric says:

    Considering the mud on his knees it appears the crash helmet has already been put to use… (Starting Line: Tour de France “Masters”)

  47. Nomes says:

    Awkward? Yes.
    Totally awesome? Also yes.

  48. Tim S says:

    Looks like Gramps is overloading the rear axle a bit.

  49. Louise says:

    Lol. Helmut on backwards??

  50. IanK says:

    This deserves extra awkward points for having the helmet on backwards!

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